What is the biggest thing that keeps JAK’s Place from being all that it can be? STIGMA It keeps people away. People don’t want to be seen here, They don’t want to be associated with …gasp… mental illness. Many of them avoid seeking help that they badly need. Some of them commit suicide. All because mental illness is seen as something it is not. Our job is to break the myths, to reveal the truth. Because the truth will set us free. It’s not a perfect world, and no one in it is perfect. We need to accept our imperfections and those of others. Only by accepting can we bring about positive changes.
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